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Graceland Announces Remote Learning For The Remainder Of Semester

Graceland University has announced that all academic courses for their Lamoni campus will be done remotely due to an increase in the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of health and safety of the Graceland and Lamoni communities.

Remote learning will begin no later than 8am Thursday.

Contact tracing is currently in process, and students are being isolated and quarantined per public health guidance. There is a free testing option for students for COVID-19  through Test Iowa. Students are being encouraged to take the assessment to be tested prior to leaving campus.

All students who live on campus have been given the option to complete the rest of the fall semester from their home, if they choose, and are being allowed to leave personal items in their residence hall room or campus apartment until they return in the spring. However, Graceland strongly recommends that students who have tested positive for COVID-19 complete their isolation in place before returning home.

Students currently in quarantine will also be allowed to return home if they determine that to be the best decision for themselves and their family, but the university recommends those students complete their 14-day quarantine, even after arriving home, separate from friends and family.

All off-season athletic practices and workouts have been suspended, and the athletics department is assessing the remaining competitions for the current seasons. All remaining music recitals scheduled for this month have also been cancelled.

Graceland previously announced an adjustment to the Spring 2021 semester that will move spring recess from March 8-12 to March 22-26. The semester will begin Monday, Jan. 11, as originally scheduled, and the rest of the Spring 2021 calendar will remain the same.

As an added precaution, Graceland will conduct additional rounds of baseline testing for students and employees during the Spring 2021 semester and will maintain supervision of the on-campus Test Iowa site over the winter break and for the spring semester.

 


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